April 15, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Jamuniya, the popular TV show on the Indian television will soon see the royal wedding of Jamunia, Jai Thakur. The show is telecast on Imagine TV every Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm.
Producer Yash Patnaik left no stone unturned in his bid to make this a grand affair. The Beyond Dreamz CEO arranged as many as 800 junior artists from Raipur, Kwardha, Vilaspur and Bhilai. Also, the baarat required five white horses and an obnoxious elephant, which was brought from Bilaspur, a good 300 kms away from the location of shoot.
While the other mammals co-operated nicely, the pachyderm gave the unit a hard time. The elephant was transported in a truck but mid-way through the journey, the mahouts decided to give the elephant a bath. Surprisingly, the mammal refused to move again after the bath and the crew had to leave it behind. A second elephant was arranged but he too panicked during the wedding scene unable to bear the noise of firecrackers. As a result, the shoot got further delayed by four hours.
Confirming the news, Patnaik says, “Yes, we did face problem shooting with the elephant. Overall, things panned out smoothly. We arranged for as many as 800 junior artists. It was a real grand affair and one that didn’t cost us much. Had we shot the same in Mumbai, we could have easily spent over Rs, 20 lakhs.”
-Shama Parveen/ Sampurn Wire